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Labour Minister announces 21 Local Companies to attend Grand Bahama’s ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ This Saturday
- Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:44 PM
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in
the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of
Labour will launch their first ever ‘Labour on The Blocks Job Fair’ for
Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February,
2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known
as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.
Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be
in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend
the Job Fair...
PwC continues its support of Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference
- Feb 15, 2018 - 2:47:29 PM
PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered
Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)
Under this year’s
theme “Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success”,
Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said “PwC has been a part
of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years
and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to
sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the
Ministry of Health Launches ‘HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians’
- Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04:32 PM
The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the
highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and
health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces
launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programme’s “HIV Continued Medical
Education for Physicians.”
Ministry of Health Surveillance
reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The
Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their
education and training in this area. One of the objectives of the
training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr.
Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministry’s “Treat All” Policy...
Former Treasurer takes new post as Deputy Financial Secretary/Operations
- Feb 15, 2018 - 12:47:07 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first
female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy
Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.
is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of
Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of
drift,” the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14,
Minister expresses well wishes to Chinese Government at Event Celebrating Chinese New Year
- Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00:53 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a
ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring
Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on
Thursday, 8th February. The Ambassador of the People's Republic of
China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame
Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor
General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public
Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...
'Culture and Youth in The Park' - Part of Community Outreach
- Feb 14, 2018 - 5:12:18 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that
the “Culture and Youth in the Park” event his Ministry held, on
February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to
encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons
throughout The Bahamas.
“Essentially, we believe that it is
important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister
Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George “Busta” Brown
Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.
NHI Authority Appoints Managing Director
- Feb 14, 2018 - 4:37:27 PM
The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)
announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the
position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr.
Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the
expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board
expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead
NHI within 2 to 3 years...
Czech Ambassador-Designate makes courtesy call at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Feb 14, 2018 - 12:20:21 PM
Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, His Excellency Vladimir Eisenbruk, on an Official Visit, paid a
courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2018.
Permanent Secretary (Actg.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rhoda M.
Jackson is pictured greeting Mr. Eisenbruk.
(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
Commander Defence Force Encourages Members to Hold the Line
- Feb 14, 2018 - 10:57:48 AM
The Commander Defence Force,
Commodore Tellis Bethel, encouraged members of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force to 'hold the line' in his first Commander Defence Force's
Divisions held on Friday 9th Febr uary, 2018.
Divisions provided Commodore Bethel the opportunity to inform his
Officers and Marines of his intent for the year, and to address
challenges and concerns of the Force with solutions to overcome them.
This military tradition also allowed Commodore Bethel to thank his
troops for their service and accomplishments during the past year...
PM Minnis and Cabinet Tour 'New World One Bay Street - The Pointe' Development
- Feb 13, 2018 - 4:16:20 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis (centre right) and members of the Cabinet toured 'New
World One Bay Street - The Pointe' development today, downtown, Bay
Street. Executive Vice-President/CCA South America, Mr. Daniel Liu
(centre) led the tour and updated members of the government on The
Pointe's construction progress.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
NEMA hands over to nine families, homes rebuilt after Hurricane Joaquin
- Feb 13, 2018 - 3:03:46 PM
Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain
Stephen Russell led a technical team to three islands to inspect
recently-built homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.
team comprised personnel from the structural, plumbing and electrical
areas of the Ministry of Works, and a technical officer from the
National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU)...
Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells pay courtesy call on Ambassador Sidney Collie
- Feb 13, 2018 - 9:50:09 AM
On Friday, 9th February, 2018, Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, Pastor of
Rehoboth Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells, President and Senior
Pastor of Chapel on the Hill, and Chaplain of the House of Assembly,
paid a courtesy call on H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to
the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The
Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Embassy of
The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C...
ICAC Conference To Bring Hundreds To The Islands of The Bahamas
- Feb 12, 2018 - 7:05:50 PM
Over 400 accountants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada
and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in Nassau come June for the
36th Institute of Chartered Accountants Caribbean’s (ICAC) Conference of
The much-anticipated conclave, which is expected to
stimulate the Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) aspect
of tourism, will be held June 21-23 at Atlantis Paradise Island...
Hummingbirds Association and Helping Hands Foundation Donate to NEMA
- Feb 12, 2018 - 4:34:56 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received a donation from
the Humming Birds Association and the Helping Hands Foundation towards
hurricane rebuilding efforts.
The presentation of two separate
cheques was made Monday, February 12, 2018 at NEMA on Gladstone Road, in
the spirit of the close mutual relationship between The Bahamas and
Jamaica -- the country members of those organizations represent.
Present were: Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA; Patrick Hanlan,
Honorary Consul of Jamaica; Sharon Purser-Cooper; Denise Smith;
Vivienne Campbell; Aldene Farquharson; Hazel Burke; and Colin Hutchison...
Ministry of Works Road Paving - Willow Tree Avenue, Pinewood Gardens Area
- Feb 12, 2018 - 4:32:04 PM
The Ministry of Public Works will conduct a road paving exercise on
Willow Tree Avenue, in the area of Pinewood Gardens, New Providence.
works will run for a week beginning on Tuesday 13th February - Friday
16th February, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m...
Prime Minister Minnis Welcomed Trinidad's President in a Courtesy Call
- Feb 12, 2018 - 4:16:33 PM
His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC, President
of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, paid a courtesy call on Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (pictured at right in photos) at Cabinet Office, Churchill
February 12, 2018
(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)
Ferreira Reminds Contractors of Their Role in Environmental Protection
- Feb 12, 2018 - 1:59:37 PM
Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira
reminded contractors of their duty to protect the environment at
Thursday’s ‘Moving Forward’ Contractors Association’s Construction
Training Seminar, under the theme “Building Each Other for a Better
The Minister addressed contractors and other members
of the construction industry at New Covenant Baptist Church on East West